Vinyl-LP only! First 1:1 Reissue of a highly sought after modern jazz album,
recorded 1961 at the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, originally pressed in a small
edition and impossible to find today. German jazz masters Rolf Kühn (cl) ,
Wolfgang Schlüter (vib) and Horst Jankowski (p) join forces with members
of the Erwin Lehn orchestra, Conny Jackel (tp), Bernd Rabe (as), Peter
Witte (b) and Ferry Tagscherer (dr). Fascinating recording session full of
original material and unique arrangements of standards. Careful analogue
mastering plus original cover artwork and sleeve notes.
Host of “Treffpunkt Jazz” ("Jazz meeting point") is the 25-year-old Horst
Jankowski, who joined the Orchestra of Erwin Lehn in 1955 and settled
down in Stuttgart after his years of wandering. He earned himself the
reputation as Germany's leading jazz pianist. "Jacob", Jankowski`s
nickname among friends and colleagues, especially stuns with his amazing
versatility. As a member of a well renowned Big Band, as leader of jazz
combos and a large choir, as well as a highly sought after accompanist, he
has to fulfill the most diverse tasks and copes remarkably well. He has not
only the required highest level of technical skill and musical intuition, but
also shows a brilliant talent for improvisation, a striking sense of style and
compositional aptitude, which for example is expressed in his "Blue Mood"
or "Metro Gnome". Oscar Peterson, who belongs to Jankowski's most
respected pianists - next to Teddy Wilson, Hampton Hawes and Russ
Freeman - said: "Rarely has a musician been more comitted than Horst".
No wonder then, that even at this "Treffpunkt Jazz" from which these
recordings hail, Jankowski`s name stands in the center of musical events.